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Dad Pleads Not Guilty to Manslaughter in Death of Daughter

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    Dad Pleads Not Guilty to Manslaughter in Death of Daughter

    A Massachusetts man charged in the beating death of his 6-year-old daughter has been held without bail.

    The Telegram & Gazette reports that Marvin Brito, of Fitchburg, was held after pleading not guilty Monday in Superior Court to manslaughter in the April 10 killing of Sofia Brito.

    The 38-year-old Brito's wife is under is under indictment on a murder charge in the slaying and is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 1.

    Police responding to the couple's home found the girl and her 9-year-old brother seriously injured. The children were taken to the hospital where the girl died.

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    The medical examiner determined that the girl died of blunt force injuries.

    Brito's attorney asked for and was granted the opportunity to request bail at a future date.

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